'Star Trek' Actor Simon Pegg Talks Space Tech with Astronaut in Orbit
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 14:45:00 -0400
In a conversation with "Star Trek" actor and screenwriter Simon Pegg, space station astronaut Kate Rubins said she feels like she's living in the future — and that the iconic science fiction franchise is fairly accurate in representing life in orbit.
Our Galactic Arm May Have a Longer Reach Than We Thought
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 14:35:00 -0400
The sun's branch of the Milky Way is longer and more massive than scientists had previously anticipated, suggesting that it has a more significant role in the structure of the galaxy.
Dead Star's Corpse Twirls in Eerie Cosmic Graveyard
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 13:59:00 -0400
The wispy tendrils of a long-dead star curl around a dense sphere of extraordinary power in a spooky view of the Crab Nebula.
NASA's Pluto Probe Beams Back Final Data from Historic Flyby
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:30:00 -0400
The last piece of New Horizons flyby data reached mission control at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, early Tuesday morning (Oct. 25), NASA officials said.
Why Half of Pluto's 'Heart' Has a New Name
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:07:00 -0400
The northwestern chamber of Pluto's "heart" has had its name changed from Sputnik Planum to Sputnik Planitia, to better reflect the characteristics of the region.
California Startup Made In Space to Make Optical Fiber in Orbit
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:00:00 -0400
Early next year, California-based startup Made In Space plans to launch a machine to the International Space Station that will produce ZBLAN optical fiber.